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Trend towards decarbonisation discouraging coal investment

By: Nadine Ramdass     17th September 2021 South Africa’s coal production, sales and exports reached a plateau some years ago; however, the lockdown last year caused a noticeable decline. The main reason for this local decline is that the industry had reached the ‘coal cliff’ years ago, says advisory firm XMP Consulting senior coal... 

Coal still a lifeline for South Africa

17th September 2021 While the global focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues looks set to phase out coal as an energy resource, the prospects for South African coal production remain strong for decades to come. Following the third Coal Industry Day, held online in July, consulting firm SRK... 

SA telcos moving aggressively to add fintech offerings to mobile money base

By: Natasha Odendaal     17th September 2021 South Africa’s major telecommunications companies are accelerating their financial technology (fintech) strategies and betting big on Africa’s untapped digital economy potential to bolster dwindling traditional revenues in an ever-evolving digital era. Boasting huge volumes of customers with... 

Commercial property without carbon emission reduction plans will soon decrease in value – report

By: Simone Liedtke     16th September 2021 Commercial property without plans to slash carbon emissions will soon plummet in value, warns new real estate stock exchange IPSX and sustainability data and consulting firm Carbon Intelligence in a joint report on net-zero initiatives for UK commercial property market valuations. Its findings... 

Cutting-edge civil-engineering solutions for pioneering golf estate developer

15th September 2021 Ceenex’s ongoing participation in the development of the Serengeti Golf and Wildlife Estate in Kempton Park in the East Rand of Gauteng serves as a sound example of the firm’s ability to provide cutting-edge civil engineering infrastructure solutions to innovative private property developers,... 

Looming landfill crisis faces South Africa’s largest metros

14th September 2021 It is no surprise that Johannesburg, Tshwane and Cape Town all have less than ten years of useful landfill life left, as waste management is the least prioritised municipal service in most South African municipalities. It lags significantly behind housing, water, electricity and road... 

Is convenient repair request logging the key to improved uptime?

14th September 2021 The right tools, appropriate systems and accurate data could make a considerable impact on the ease and speed at which equipment is repaired in your organisation. Verdantix’s latest research (Verdantix, December 2020, Global Corporate Survey 2020: Operational Excellence Budgets, Priorities & Tech... 

Business confidence in construction at its lowest point

13th September 2021 Business confidence in the construction industry has reached record low levels as the combined effect of the sector’s general state of decline and the unexpected shock of mass riots knocked business confidence hard in the third quarter of 2021. This is according to Craig Lemboe, a Senior... 

Company uses innovative ideas in municipal project

By: Anna Moross     10th September 2021 Consulting engineers Knight Piésold completed the design and construction supervision of the 25 ML rectangular reinforced concrete reservoir at the Emoyeni site for the eThekwini municipality Water and Sanitation Unit in February 2021. 

Infrastructure upgrades for eThekwini municipality

10th September 2021 Consulting engineers Bosch Projects and financial institution Bosch Capital – members of the Bosch Holdings group of companies – work closely with municipalities nationally to assist with upgrading infrastructure. 

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